Green River Star -

By Shay Mahana

City copes with sour-smelling lagoons

Smell is common in the summer


August 5, 2020

A foul smell coming from the wastewater treatment plant has made its presence well known amongst residents.

A media release from the city attributed these smells to “turnovers” that occur during extended warm periods. These turnovers allow odors trapped in the deeper parts of the lagoon to come to the surface.

The release also stated that the increase in the number of RVs dumping their waste at the plant’s dump station caused an overload, which only furthered the bad smells.

According to Mark Westenscow, the director of public works, there is no way to fix the problem. With nothing...

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